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Nurse Brain Sheets – ICU with charting reminders

We asked you for your best brain sheets, and you delivered! This one is is for ICU with charting reminders!

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One Response to Nurse Brain Sheets – ICU with charting reminders

  1. notme

    By the time you become an ICU nurse, you really shouldn’t need a silly sheet like this. And you’re doing double your work.

    And “Bath?” Whatareya’? A CNA? Screw the bath. If the hospital wanted patients to have a bath THEY WOULD STAFF FOR IT.

    You read your xrays
    Follow the vent settings
    Make your determinations if they can be weaned or not.
    Fight to get the meds from pharm on time
    Follow drug levels and treat highs and lows
    And a lot of the stuff on this cheat sheet should be charted in the chart…vs, i&o’s etc. Don’t double chart.

    And remember you have to treat the damned families and physicians if you’re on day shift. A

    And also remember: patients on vents don’t press call lights and have to be fed. This frees you a TON of time.

    Learn vents and specialize. You’ll be doing a hell of a lot less work throughout your career. And you’ll also have time to help the “other” nurses who need these checklists to come up to speed.

    And if your night shift if up to speed, when you’re giving report, all you need to say is “it’s in the charting, I’m back tomorrow. See ya’.”

    And if you’re one of those nurses that demand report, haven’t you had to cover someone who gets sick and they just walk away from their patients? No big deal really, huh? Just take over. Everyone can do it if they’re smart.

    In a nutshell…if you work with men, that pretty much takes care of petty nonsense. We don’t need report.

    It’s all in the chart or hanging in the patients room.

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